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Merchandising Pricing Analyst

Loves


Location:
Oklahoma City, OK
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
 96841
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Merchandising Pricing Analyst

Merchandising Pricing Analyst

Location:  Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 96841

BASIC PURPOSE: The Merchandising Pricing Analyst will support the pricing initiatives that directly impact revenue and profitability across the Merchandising and Operations Departments. This individual will contribute to the vision, goal setting, implementation and delivery of future pricing and analytical functions.  This position also provides pricing insight to the Category Management Team to ensure consistent execution of Love’s pricing strategy with the goal of maximizing sales, profit or units.  Collaborate with Category Management in defining, forecasting and analyzing possible pricing actions.     

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze volume, revenue and profit to create demand forecasting models to forecast merchandise sales
  • Use SAS to design statistical experiments and measure the uplift from price changes by matching test & control stores
  • Take a lead role in the development and delivery of the Love’s pricing strategy
  • Support the creation and maintenance of pricing rules or policies
  • Coordinate with Category Management to ensure alignment with the category and pricing, rules or strategies
  • Create and present pricing projects to Merchandising as well as other cross-functional teams
  • Use data visualization tool (Tableau) to design analytical dashboards for our KPIs and develop data-driven recommendations
  • Participate and/or lead competitive benchmarking initiatives
  • Collaborate with Category Managers, Operations and IT to ensure effective retail pricing
  • Participate in field visits to understand internal and competitive pricing strategies and execution
  • Lead future system integration projects as it pertains to pricing
  • Support any existing and future reporting or analytical needs
  • Other Duties As Assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • BA/BS minimum, Masters preferred, in a relevant field, such as mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, marketing, management information systems, business administration, engineering or other quantitative fields.
  • 1 - 3+ years’ experience preferred in retail, sales, marketing or operations with exposure to pricing systems and methodologies
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of retail pricing systems helpful
  • Proven experience with troubleshooting principles and issue resolution techniques
  • NCR Enterprise Retail Merchandise Systems experience a plus

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Skills:

  • Ability to devise an analytical approach to solving business problems
  • Understanding of statistical concepts and basic pricing principles such as price elasticities, promotional uplift, cannibalization and affinities
  • General understanding of the retail business environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter 
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Customer service driven
  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment  

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision
  • Travel required as needed
  • On-call availability

Job Function(s): Marketing

Clean Places, Friendly Faces. It's been the guiding principle at Love's for more than 50 years, and it's leading us into the future. We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with plenty of fuel, food and supplies. Love's has two primary kinds of stores. Our 'Country Stores' are fueling stations with a convenience store attached. The larger 'Travel Stops' are located on interstate highways and offer additional amenities such as food from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and more. 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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